Zimbabwean club Dynamos may need to make tough continental cup decision

The Zimbabwean league champions find themselves in a difficult spot, as they have to decide which continental competition to partake in

Spoilt for continental competition choice, Zimbabwean giants Dynamos find themselves faced by a tricky decision as to which continental cup to play in next season.

Dembare beat bottom-placed Kiglon 2-0 in Harare to clinch the Zimbabwe Premier League title on goal difference ahead of debutants and long-time league leaders FC Platinum.

This is the club’s 19th domestic championship and gives them a ticket to participate in the Caf Champions League.

In the past years Dynamos have found the going tough on the continent because of financial challenges, but if they win the country's cup competition on 27 November they will have their expenses funded for a campaign in the less-prestigious Confederation Cup.

Dynamos go head to head with Motor Action in the final of the country's richest-ever tournament, the Mbada Diamonds Cup, which is sponsored by a diamond mining company.

The winners qualify for the Confederation Cup and will be given financial assistance by the sponsors, which is a tempting prospect for Dynamos.

"We will have to make a quick decision this week. Our number one choice is the Champions League, but our coffers are empty and we have to find a sponsor,” Dynamos chairman Kenny Mubaiwa told BBC Sport.

The club bosses are set to have a round table discussion and decide on what to do next.

"So we will have to sit down and discuss as a club, because we will automatically have a sponsor in the Confederation Cup. We need a company to sponsor us. We've tried getting sponsorship from government before, but it doesn't work," Mubaiwa added.

In 1998 Dynamos finished as runners up in the Champions League and in 2008 they reached the semi-finals despite the country’s political turmoil.